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Pyramids

  1. 1. Pyramids By: Israelie R. 8-17
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombfor the pharaohs and their queen. </li></ul><ul><li>The Pyramids of Egypt are the largest structures ever built </li></ul><ul><li>Pyramids were burial monuments. </li></ul><ul><li>The pharaohs were buried in pyramids of many different shapes and shapes. </li></ul><ul><li>The three largest and best preserved of these were built at Giza at the beginning of the Old Kingdom. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pyramid Symbolism <ul><li>The shape of Egyptian pyramids is thought to represent the primordial mound from which the Egyptians believed the earth was created. </li></ul><ul><li>The shape is also thought to be representative of the descending rays of the sun. </li></ul><ul><li>the true pyramid (like the smooth-sided pyramid) was a solar symbol, its shape signifying the rays of the Sun falling to the earth. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Great Pyramid of Giza <ul><li>The world’s tallest building from c. 2570 Bc to c. 1300 AD. </li></ul><ul><li>It is believed to have been built as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh khufu. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step Pyramid <ul><li>Step Pyramid were the earliest Egyptians pyramid. </li></ul><ul><li>The first step pyramid was built for Djoser (or Zoser). </li></ul>
  6. 6. Great Sphinx <ul><li>The Great Sphinx is thought by most Egyptologists to represent the likeness of King Khafra. </li></ul><ul><li>After the Giza Necropolis was abandoned, the Sphinx became buried up to its shoulders in sand. </li></ul><ul><li>The first attempt to dig it out dates back to 1400 BC </li></ul>
  7. 7. Pyramid Today <ul><li>There are about eighty pyramids known today from ancient Egypt. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The End!!
  9. 9. Bibliography <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Sphinx_of_Giza </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_pyramids </li></ul><ul><li>http://homepage.powerup.com.au/~ancient/pyra1.htm </li></ul>

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